To be recognized for transformative STEM and Design education that develops leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset and global perspective.

To develop innovative and agile leaders through a student-centric learning environment and applied research embracing theory and practice.

Character and Integrity
Theory and Practice
Teamwork and Trust
Student-focused and Caring

The intellectual development and transformation of our students into critical thinkers, leaders, and lifelong learners.


Recognition of Excellence

  • Top Tier U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges
  • Princeton Review "Best in the Midwest"
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognition
  • G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly School"
  • State of Michigan Center of Excellence for Sustainable Infrastructure and Structural Testing
  • Among Intel's "Top 50 Unwired Campuses"
  • Michigan's first wireless laptop campus

The Lawrence Tech Advantage

  • Leadership Program provides all undergrads workforce advantages at every level of their degrees, resulting in diploma-enhancing Leadership Portfolios
  • Entrepreneurial education and internships
  • Quest program provides unique learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Most students are employed within a month of graduating
  • Certificate programs retool workers for emerging industries


  • Private, fully accredited university with 4,500 students representing 25 states and 50 countries
  • 102-acre full-service campus in Southfield
  • Learning centers in southeastern and northern Michigan, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and Taiwan
  • Largest architecture school in Michigan and among the top 10 nationally
  • Over $50 million in new construction in past decade
  • Nearly 30,000 alumni; approx. 90 percent remain in Michigan
  • Nearly half of licensed Michigan architects are Lawrence Tech grads


  • Nearly 100 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management
  • Focus on "theory and practice"
  • 12:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Laptop or tablet computers provided to all undergrads
  • Co-op, part-time work, internships, and student projects provide real-world experience and networking opportunities
  •  Day, evening, weekend, and online courses

The Future in the Making

  • LEED Silver-certified A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center is a "living laboratory" of green building technologies
  • Center for Innovative Materials Research develops and tests composite materials for defense and infrastructure applications
  • Student-designed and -built solar home serves as a regional educational center for green architecture and engineering
  • Research partner of DTE Energy's hydrogen technology park, the first and largest of its kind in the world
  • Center for storm-water management education

Student Life

  • Over 500 residential students in two housing centers
  • More than 50 student organizations
  • 10 fraternities and sororities

Commitment to Student Success

  • Some 70 percent of students receive financial aid
  • $35 million in financial aid awarded annually

Lawrence Tech Alumni: Proven Leadership

  • Steven A. Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
  • John DeLorean, auto innovator and creator of the first muscle car-the GTO
  • Edward Donley, former chairman of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and U.S. Chamber of Commerce president
  • Ronald Knockeart, inventor, laser barcode scanner and keyless door locks on cars
  • Amy Mioduszewski, National Radio Astronomy Observatory scientist who researches microquasars
  • George Sierant, inventor, first successful rear-facing child safety seat
  • A. Alfred Taubman, pioneer developer of shopping malls